Do you find it difficult to switch off and relax? Do you often feel disconnected?
One of the best remedies to ‘busy-ness’ is cultivating a spiritual practice.
But fitting in a spiritual practice can be a challenge. It is often one of those things that gets put to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list. Before you know it, another day has passed where you didn’t take a moment to reflect or to meditate.
By having a dedicated space for your spiritual practice, you are giving your subconscious mind a clear message. The mere fact of having the space will trigger the behavior you desire. And the opposite is also true. When there is no space in your home dedicated to spiritual growth, the subconscious message is that there is no mental or emotional room for it either. If you have ever had the thought “I have some time, I should do a meditation,” and by the time you have found the right cushion and dug up a lighter, time has run out and it’s too late.
This can be avoided if you have the space setup, ready and waiting. You will find that once you have created it you will be far more likely to use it. You will have a constant physical reminder of what you desire to include more of in your life.
And it is easy to do. There are no rules; this is your space, it only has to be significant to you. It could be as simple as a cushion and a candle, or as elaborate as a dedicated room. It doesn’t really matter, the important thing is that you create it.
Choose a place that is away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the family. For parents with young children, your bedroom may be the only place! It is a good idea to do an energetic cleansing of the area with a smudge stick (bundle of dried sage leaves) first. Circulate the sage smoke into all corners of the room.
Make it part of your daily ritual to keep the area clear and clean. You should try to treat it with respect, not tossing dirty clothes or letting it become a repository for ‘stuff’ – it is so easy to do and then it quickly looses its significance.
If they are old enough, most children will appreciate ‘quiet time’ (even if they don’t always respect it!). If children see their parents looking after their spiritual health as part of the daily routine, it will imprint upon them, and will have far-reaching, positive effects in their own later life. You also want them to have a positive association and not to feel they are being excluded. Over time, they will see it as a ‘normal’ thing to do. They may even want to join you, which will probably somewhat alter your experience, is laying foundations for their future wellbeing.
Always stay connected. It allows us to recharge and reconnect on a daily basis so we can live a more spiritual life – no matter how busy we are.
Hi, I’m Elena Bensonoff, Spiritual Health Practitioner. Here at Wholistic, our vision is to help facilitate the healing process so that you can reconnect with your authentic, whole self. So often, the root cause of physical or emotional imbalances is embedded in negative emotions that block the flow of energy in the body— increasing the likelihood of chronic pain, anxiety, and disease. We recognize and honor your life path and are here to guide you to your own mastery.